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SEATTLE – (Feb. 9) Seattle U men’s basketball looks to even its record on this current road swing when it travels to face Western Athletic Conference foe Chicago State Saturday, Feb. 10. Tip-off from the Jones Convocation Center in Chicago, is set for 2 p.m. Central, 12 p.m. Pacific. The Redhawks enter the game with a 16-9 overall record and 5-3 in WAC play. The Cougars are 2-24 on the year and 0-9 in the WAC. The game will be streamed live on the WAC Digital Network. Fans can also tune in to KTTH 770 AM in Seattle or online at mynorthwest.com as Dave Grosby returns for his ninth season on air for the Redhawks.

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ABOUT THE GAME

  • Seattle U (16-9, 5-3 WAC) vs. Chciago State (2-24, 0-9 WAC)
  • All-time series - Seattle U leads, 8-2
  • Last meeting - Seattle U 67, Chicago State 64 (Jan. 11, 2018 at Connolly Complex)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The Redhawks had a three-game win streak snapped on Thursday, falling 74-67 at Kansas City. Jordan Hill had 16 points to lead four players in double figures.
  • Aaron Menzies had a four-game, double-double streak snapped on Thursday at Kansas City, but still collected three blocks, bringing his season total to 52. The 7-3 center has 18 blocks in his last four outings and ranks second in the WAC, averaging 2.1 per game for the season. The 52 blocks is a modern day DI record and the most for a Seattle U player since David White finished the year with 57 in 2006-07.
  • Seattle U has won its five WAC games by a combined 13 points, including a one-point, 55-54 victory over Utah Valley on Feb. 3. On the season, the Redhawks are 5-1 in games decided by five points or less.
  • The 16 wins is the most since the Redhawks finished the 2014-15 season with 18 victories (18-16).
  • Aaron Menzies was named WAC Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4. The 7-3 center had 15 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high six blocks on the Redhawks’ 55-54 win over Utah Valley on Feb. 3. The numbers marked  his fourth straight game with a double-double and 10th overall on the season.
  • In games played through Feb. 8, Seattle U is ranked in the top 50 nationally in five team statistical categories. The Redhawks are 23rd in the nation in FT% (76.8), 39th in FG% defense (40.9), 40th in 3-pters (232), 42nd in 3-pt FGs per game (9.3) and 47th in rebound margin (+4.8).
  • Matej Kavas is 9th in the nation in 3-pt FG% (46.9), 64th in total 3-pters (67) and 64th in 3-pt FGs per game (2.97). Aaron Menzies is 16th in o-boards (3.44 per game) and 31st in double-doubles (10).
  • The Redhawks lead the Western Athletic Conference in free-throw percentage (76.8) and 3-pt FGs made (232, 9.3 per game). They also rank second in 3-pt FG% (37.5), and third in scoring (77.0) in FG% (45.2) and FG% defense (40.9).
  • Matej Kavas ranks third in the WAC in scoring (16.1 ppg), first in 3-pt FG% (46.9) and first in 3-pt FGs made (67, 2.8 per game). Aaron Menzies ranks second in blocks (52, 12.1 per game), third in FG% (62.6), and third in rebounds per game (8.4). Jordan Hill is third in 3-pt FGs (59, 2.5 per game), fourth in 3-pt FG% (40.4) and fourth in scoring (13.7), Richaud Gittens is tied for third in steals (32, 1.3 per game) and Josh Hearlihy is third in 3-pt FG% (40.8).

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Select single-game tickets for the Redhawks’ remaining home games are available through Ticketmaster.com by searching “Seattle University Redhawks Men’s Basketball” or call 206-398-GOSU (4678) or visit GoSeattleU.com/SUTickets for more information.

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